The goal of the program is to improve the quality of recreational soccer in Lowndes County and to provide opportunities for more children to participate. The Recreation Program is the starting place for any young soccer player. Our Recreational Program currently consists of players from the age of 3 through the age of 14. Please take note that there is no skill level requirement at any age, I.E. we will have children of all levels participating on each team in our program.
United Futbol Academy supports US Youth Soccer’s teaching philosophy with respect to small-sided soccer. This philosophy allows the game to be the teacher by maximizing each player’s touches on the ball and encourages all the players to develop their skills in all positions.
We have developed a system that provides both a fun and productive environment for players at all levels. Although our focus is predominantly on the enjoyment of playing the game, we would also like to utilize our time effectively with the children by teaching them as much as possible about the game and the skills needed to excel in soccer.
UFA South Georgia recreation offers two seasons of play. The Fall season runs from September to November and the Spring season runs from March to May. We offer online registration before each season begins. Each season consists of up to 8 games.
U4* Coed Mini League
The Mini League is a FUN introductory program designed for three year old boys and girls. This is a success-based program designed to develop a player’s confidence and a life-long love of the game of soccer. The Mini League program is run as a parent/child clinic format. We will have a Professional Trainer assisted by the parent/s of each player. We will work on soccer skills each week through a variety of games and activities. There are no set teams.
*Please note, to participate in the U4 Mini League Program, your child must be 3 years of age.
U6 - U14 Recreational League
Each U6-U14 team requires a volunteer parent coach, however we provide a professional trainer who works with each age group during the season. Although our focus is predominantly on the enjoyment of playing the game, we would also like to utilize our time effectively with the children by teaching them as much as possible about the game and the skills needed to excel in the sport.
Questions… Contact Michael Petrella, South Georgia Recreational Director, at michael@UnitedFA.org.